Spring in the Donkey Field
I often visit the Donkey Field in village of Uphill. In late winter it is covered in snowdrops, then come the daffodils, and now bluebells, cowslips and buttercups.
I think this year has been one of its best with a fabulous display of blue and yellow.
The field’s name comes from the time it was used to pasture the donkeys from Weston-super-Mare beach when they retired from carrying children over the sand.
There is no access onto the field as it surrounded by a fence. Anyway, due to its size it can easily be viewed from the pavement or the edge of the neighbouring wood plantation.
Today it is owned by the Woodland Trust, and the donkeys have been replaced by some very small cattle.
The white of this dead tree contrasts with the bright colours of the flowers. Apparently, a replacement tree is on its way!